Spartina pectinata

Spartina pectinata

Prairie cordgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Spartina michauxiana, Spartina pectinata var. suttiei

Warm season, native, perennial that is strongly rhizomatous with the ability to spread five to ten feet per year. Typically found on low, poorly drained soils along roadsides, ditches, streams and marshes. The stiff stem and vigorous rhizomes provide good shoreline cover, and its ability to dissipate wave energy, make this an excellent erosion control plant. Provides good cover for wildlife.

Varieties: 
Red River

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
197,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes